Atlanta based DJ, and friend of the blog, Don Cannon has been named head of A&R at Island Def Jam Records. Cannon will take over the position from rapper/producer The-Dream, who held the job for less than a year. Cannon, 33, has produced music for rap artists such as Ludacris, Outkast, Young Jeezy, T.I., Kanye West, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, and Rick Ross.
From The Source:
Today, Don Cannon> has earned the position as Def Jam’s new A&R Vice President based in Atlanta. Cannon will work with Def Jam’s Head of A&R, Karen Kwak and President & CEO, Steve Bartels.
Below is a statement from Cannon describing a dream come true, congratulations!
“A music person can only dream about being at Def Jam, the most important hip-hop destination in the world. I feel I have a cutting edge vision for where the culture and hip-hop are heading and I’m excited to be joining the team. I’m already working 24/7 to drive the innovation of music forward and I’m confident we’ll land some big successes in the very near future.”
- John Weber (@JohnPaulWeber)
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